EXCLUSIVE: Orlando Bloom's secret crush on Jennifer Aniston

EXCLUSIVE: Orlando Bloom's secret crush on Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston
has been enjoying an ongoing flirtation with her Travelling costar Aaron Eckhart, but the actress is said to have won the attention of a dashing younger admirer – Orlando Bloom.

Insiders say that while the 31-year-old Pirates Of The Carribean actor has been casually linked to Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr, he has been harboring a rather strong crush on the former Friends star, the Mail Online has learned.
The pair first met during the filming of the 2004 movie Troy, in which Orlando co-stared alongside Pitt.

However, it wasn't until October last year that they first made a connection while holidaying in Mexico at the One & Only Palmilla resort for the nuptials of their mutual manager, Aleen Keshishan.
Then, at the beginning of this month, they spent the night in close company while at a private party in the Hollywood Hills.

Jennifer and Orlando bonded over their shared devotion to yoga and spent the night playfully enjoying each other's company.

An insider tells Mail Online: "Jennifer is flattered by Orlando's attention."
"He has had a crush on her for the longest time. He loves her energy."

The source adds that Orlando will need to work hard to win her over.

Jennifer is said to be taking her time choosing the perfect partner - and enjoying single life in the meantime.
And while Jennifer was spotted leaving her best friend Courteney Cox's Oscar's party with yet another handsome man on Sunday night, the Mail Online understands the pair are merely acquaintances.

Jennifer has been involved in a series of short-lived romances since her marriage to Brad Pitt ended in 2005.
She remains in contact with her Break-Up costar and former lover Vince Vaughn, whom she parted ways with in November 2006 after more than a year together.

While it was Vaughn who reportedly called time on their relationship, she is now said to be resisted his pleas rekindle their romance.

Jennifer then briefly began dating Essex bricklayer boyfriend Paul Sculfor in May last year, but the relationship reportedly fizzled because of his demanding modelling schedule.

She has recently been linked to Sex and the City star Jason Lewis, however the rumoured romance has never been substantiated.
EXCLUSIVE: Orlando Bloom's secret crush on Jennifer Aniston